The Equaliser Desktop

Flickr user Elizabeth has a great-looking desktop that puts her music front and centre. Plus, it’s really easy to set up. Here’s how she did it.


The Low-Poly Island Desktop

Reader Saifali‘s desktop looks like something out of a pixelated fantasy game, and we love it. Part wallpaper and a few useful widgets, it’s also easy to set up.


The Binary Rain Desktop

Reader Richard‘s desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here’s how he set it all up.


The High Orbit Desktop

Flickr user Thomas put this desktop together to celebrate the successful Orion test flight last month. A great, simple wallpaper and a few well-placed skins, and we feel like we’re in orbit too. Here’s how he set it up.


The Limbo Desktop

Reader Jayesh wanted a desktop that was playful, but also helped him get things done. He took his love of Limbo (the game, not the theological concept) and put together this desktop, symbolising the struggle to get things done while simultaneously putting all his tools at his fingertips.


The Milkdrop Desktop

Windows: Flickr user LostWatson‘s desktop is surreal and beautiful, and well-organised, too. A simple launcher on the side offers access to his applications, and the rest is neat and clear. Here’s what he used to set it all up.


The Distraction-Free Desktop

It may look like just a wallpaper, but reader DeviousDog put some work into making sure that it had just the right tools at hand and that all of the tempting distractions of his computer were far away while he was trying to work or study. Here’s how you can do the same thing.


The Blue Winter Desktop

Flickr user Yusuf is feeling the chill, and so are we after looking at this desktop. If you like the look as much as we do, here are the tools you’ll need to set it up on your computer.


The Nepali Desktop

Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that’s inspiring and informative. Here’s how you can set it up yourself.


The Distant Pyramid Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here’s how you can set it up, too.